Minimum Wage Final Agreement

13 12 2020

Non-premium and contract-free juniors receive a percentage of the national minimum wage. The percentages correspond to the age-based percentage range in the Miscellaneous Award. Each year, the Fair Work Commission reviews both the national minimum wage and minimum wage rates under bonuses (annual salary review). Most changes begin with the first full salary period on or after July 1. Minimum wages apply to all workers aged 16 and over, who are full-time, part-time, part-time, casual, casual and unitary and who are paid on wages, wages, commissions or schedules (some exceptions). The National Minimum Wage Regulation 2020 [PR719660] sets the following wages for workers who are not covered by an enterprise agreement or a modern bonus. Each year, the Fair Labour Commission (FWC) expert group reviews the minimum wages received by workers in the national industrial relations system. For most employees, the minimum wage is set by the premium that covers their sector or occupation. You can also stay abreast of minimum wage changes by subscribing to email updates. The national minimum wage is currently $19.84 per hour, or $753.80 per 38-hour week (before tax). Following this review, a national minimum wage scale is adopted from the first full salary period on July 1 of each year.

For more information on modern awards, check out our “Modern awards” fact sheet. To find out the minimum wage below a modern premium, you can use our pay and conditions tool. Most workers in the national employment system are covered by a modern distinction. These contain the minimum wage and other conditions for workers in certain sectors and occupations. Minimum wages are set by the government and revised annually. For more information on the wage review process, see Fair Work Commission – Annual Wage Reviews. All workers employed in Australia are entitled to a minimum wage. This is the lowest amount an employee can receive for the work they do. Wages – workers` rights and responsibility. Workers covered by a bonus or registered agreement are entitled to minimum wages, including penalty interest and compensation in their bonus or agreement. These wage rates may be higher than the national minimum wage. A national minimum wage regulation describes the minimum wage for non-premium and non-contract workers.

Any national minimum wage regulations, adopted as part of an annual wage review, will come into force on July 1 of the following fiscal year and come into force until the next national minimum wage scale comes into force. The minimum wage refers to the level of salary before the tax exemption (gross salary). For more information on tax, including the PAYG withholding tax, visit the Australian Tax Office. Some workers have a different minimum wage depending on the type of job, age or ability to work. For more information on the remuneration of these employees, see: The minimum wage applies to all hours worked. There is no minimum demand for hours. For example, a worker who works only 2 hours in a row must continue to receive the minimum wage for each of these hours, unless the employee and the employer have accepted a higher rate in the employment contract. Call payments should also be negotiated in the employment contract.


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